Erythromycin ethyl succinate - medicine shortage information

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If you are having difficulty obtaining a medicine that has been prescribed to you, talk to your doctor or pharmacist. In most cases your doctor and pharmacist will know about the possible substitute medicines to continue your care.

In some cases the Supply Detail section below will provide information about the special arrangements that are in place for your health professional to prescribe or supply a substitute medicine. These may include reference to Special Access Scheme or "Under section 19a"

Product Dose form Sponsor Shortage dates Shortage details
EES 400 erythromycin 400mg (as ethyl succinate) tablet bottle
AUST R: 59205
Active ingredients:
Erythromycin ethyl succinate
Tablet, film coated Amdipharm Mercury Australia Pty Ltd
Phone: 02 9431 6333

Deletion from market:
17 Nov 2016

Shortage status:
Discontinued

Reason:
Discontinuation

EES erythromycin 200mg/5mL (as ethyl succinate) granules for oral liquid bottle
AUST R: 173634
Active ingredients:
Erythromycin ethyl succinate
Oral Liquid, powder for Amdipharm Mercury Australia Pty Ltd
Phone: 02 9431 6333

From
09 Nov 2018
to
31 Dec 2019

Shortage status:
Current

Reason:
Other

EES erythromycin (as ethyl succinate) 400mg/5mL granules for oral liquid bottle
AUST R: 54456
Active ingredients:
Erythromycin ethyl succinate
Oral Liquid, powder for Amdipharm Mercury Australia Pty Ltd
Phone: 02 9431 6333

From
09 Nov 2018
to
31 Mar 2019

Shortage status:
Current

Reason:
Other